Red Sox Make David Ortiz Qualifying Offer

The Red Sox extended a qualifying offer to David Ortiz, Alex Speier of reports (on Twitter). The free agent designated hitter now has one week to accept or decline the offer.

If Ortiz accepts, he’ll earn $13.3MM on a one-year deal in 2013. If he declines, he’ll be linked to draft pick compensation in free agency — his new team will have to surrender a top selection to sign him. Ortiz ranks 13th on MLBTR’s list of top 50 free agents. The Rangers appear to be interested in signing him, though a return to the Red Sox seems probable.

10 Responses to Red Sox Make David Ortiz Qualifying Offer Leave a Reply

  1. BoSoXaddict 3 years ago

    So, both sides still have until midnight EST tonight to work out a 2-year deal before Ortiz is free to talk numbers with any other teams, right? And if a deal is reached before midnight it would make the qualifying offer a moot point, correct? New rules are a little confusing.

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      He has a week to accept or decline, if he reaches a deal with Boston tonight, he technically declines the qualifying offer in favor of his 2 year deal.

  2. Bluejays11 3 years ago

    what happens if say Toronto Blue jays sign him? What do the Red sox get for him then?

    • BoSoXaddict 3 years ago

      I believe it would be Toronto’s supplemental or 2nd round pick – not sure which.

  3. Eric Foley 3 years ago

    Two years 25 Mil! Do it Ben!

    • Greg Gaugler 3 years ago

      I agree. Boston is in debt to this man. Take the gamble, if it doesn’t pay off… think of all the years we had Ortiz when he was only making a few million a year. We owe him.

  4. Its either Texas or Boston and honestly as a Sox fan i dont care. Either way we wont make the playoffs next year. If he stays, we’re bearable offensively next year and if not, we get a compensation pick. Win-win IMO.

    • dc21892 3 years ago

      Texas hasn’t even been able to discuss numbers or anything with him yet, Boston still appears to be the favorite until Ortiz can talk to other teams.

  5. dc21892 3 years ago

    This is awesome news. Hope for sure it’s true.

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